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in for jon scott. with egypt's president mohammed morsi, it is a big test for the new leader. steve harrigan is live in cairo. some are saying that mohammed morsi is the real winner here. you have all sides facing the same person. americans giving him high marks for his mediation, even some israeli officials praising the president. as far as the mediation goes, there were some concerns about which direction he would say, a long-term member of the muslim brotherhood and a public sympathizer of hamas. and in the end, he worked closely with u.s. officials about that days of violence. he had all those conversations with president obama. >> we are wondering. he is trying to change the constitution and give themselves more power. what can you tell us about that? >> some dramatic developments which have just occurred in the last hours, and we have had four days of protests. they could be extremely large tomorrow. what the egyptian president has done is basically said that no one can overrule any of his decrees since he became president in june. not even the courts. he also said any of those guilty
-fire between is rainfall and hamas. steve care began streaming live too cairo with the latest developments right now. steve? >> reporter: jon, this is a key meeting between egypt's president and the chief justices in cairo. already there are hints from the president's side that compromise may be in the offing. perhaps a scaling down of that presidential decree which basically puts the president above the law and above the courts. the judges have been one of the bitterest opponents of the movement by the president. many judges across the country actually going out on strike. we may see a compromise in the meeting. appears the president underestimated the reaction to his decree. four for days in egypt we've seen protests street demonstrations and sometimes violence. in cairo at least 400 people injured in the past days of protest, one person killed and 13 offices of muslim brotherhood, 13 offices of the party that support the president have been ransacked and set on fire. if there is no compromise today there could be more trouble tomorrow. both sides, those who support the president, and th
watching in cairo. that's where we find our very own steve harrigan with more. >> reporter: jenna, the protesters are out once again in tahrir square tonight but in much smaller numbers than we saw last night. last night the hugest protests so far. as many as 200,000 people in the square. many of them calling not just for president morsi to withdraw his decree for his entire government to fall. as you mentioned, judges, in two of the major courts in egypt have gone out on strike. going out on strike until morsi repeals his decree entirely. for the first time we're hearing about public support for president morsi from his main backers, the muslim brotherhood. up until now morsi supporters have kept away from these demonstrators. now the muslim brotherhood say they will carry outa nationwide march on saturday, a real show of the popular support for the president. it may be that the tactics of the government will simply be hands off on these demonstrators in hopes these protests now after six days will begin to fade. jenna, back to you. jenna: steve harrigan live in cairo on the deve
estimated at 11% of the total holiday spending. steve brown is live inside a chicago target. looks pretty calm behind you, steve, what is happening there at target? >> yeah, actually the crowd has built up here as we're been here longer, it seems like folks may have gone home and grabbed a turkey sandwich and came back out. it use thed to be that retail shopping, black friday was the super bowl of shopping days, but that's not necessarily the case. we had one regional manager here for target describing it as the beginning of the playoffs, this entire season is very important to every retailer, certainly a big one like target. there were folks lined up at midnight at stores around the country. we saw this out at macy's in new york city. with regards to projections as to how the holiday shopping season is going to go we are hearing right now there will be an increase in spending over last year but it will be a smaller increase. >> we expect sales to rise about 4% this year. it's a little bit lower than last year. you know, we really believe that consumers are feeling a lot more confident th
. steve centanni is live in union station. with a look at that. >> a very busy day here at union station in washington dc as 44 million americans take to the roads one way or another, taking the train, driving, taking the holiday weekend to see grandmother or whoever. that is up by less than 1% over last year. a bit of an increase. for rail travel, business is booming. a lot of people are turning to the trains. the ridership hit 31 million writers last year. that is the highest number in the busiest day. >> last year on the wednesday before thanksgiving, we had just over 138,000 passengers on the amtrak. on a typical wednesday he will see 70,000 passengers. a pretty significant travel day. we are happy to provide that connection for family and friends across the country. reporter: if you are flying, you can expect flights at the airport. the planes are going to be crowded and aaa expects a decline this year. just a little bit down. if you fly angeles, some airport workers are planning a protest. they were flight delays out of chicago because of heavy fog in the midwest. if you are drivin
, though, it's not enough to satisfy the concerns of his critics. steve harrigan streaming live for us from cairo right now. steve? >> reporter: jon, these are the biggest and the largest anti-presidential crowds we've seen, and they're still pouring in by the thousands. we can hear them chanting behind us, we want the regime to leave. these protests are a mix of different kinds of political parties, some of whom are secularists, others national i'm sorries, a real mix of young and old too. they seem to be united by an anger, the president gave himself the ability to issue acts that can't be reviewed by the courts. the president himself met a show of compromise yesterday, he met with some of his critics here in cairo. he said his powers were only temporary, and they would only apply to matters of national sovereignty, but that has not been enough for the critics or the protesters. they're streaming in here, really a show of force by those opposed to the president. muhammad morsi has a tremendous amount of popular support as well, the muslim brotherhood canceled its march today, they were af
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